Self storage and its history

May 25, 2011

Have you ever wondered where self-storage came from, or where it first started?

Self-storage facilities have become a very common sight over the last ten years in the United Kingdom, with operators now in most towns, and cities across the country. Householders and businesses have been using storage for many reasons, including:

  • House or flat de-cluttering.
  • In-between moves when renting a property.
  • Overflow or seasonal stock for businesses.
  • Storage of archive business documents, records, and paperwork.

Many companies will also offer you other services as well as storage, for instance: low cost – cheap van hire as well as boxes and bubble-wrap sales.

But how did the ‘self-storage’ industry first start?

Click here at the Lok’nStore ‘Brief history of self storage’ for more information.

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